Conversation Provider

  • Job Reference: REQ007305
  • Date Posted: Friday, 3 March 2023
  • Application Closing Date: Sunday, 2 April 2023
  • Location: Preston Campus
  • Grade/Salary: D (£21,197 - £23,144) pro rata
  • Basis: Part Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed term contract until 31 December 2023
  • Job Category / Type: Professional Services
  • School/Service: School of Nursing
  • Hours: 7.25 hours per week
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to be responsible for the delivery of social attention (conversation) as part of the COMMITS research study to people who have had a stroke. COMMITS is exploring the effectiveness of a talking therapy compared with general conversation to see if the talking therapy helps people to adjust after their stroke.

This job will involve spending time having conversations with people who have had a stroke, either by telephone or video call. Applicants should be able to commit to the training period before the study begins (approximately 4 days, to be confirmed with successful applicants) and for the duration of the study which will be approximately 7 hours per week.

The successful applicant will have experience of working as part of a team, the ability to engage with stroke survivors and their family members/carers with respect and sensitivity and a genuine interest in improving the quality of life of people with stroke.

The successful applicant will have GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths, excellent oral and communication skills and ability to maintain accurate records.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston but remote working may be considered on an individual basis.

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